I ventured out to The Smokehouse on a Friday afternoon after trying two previous times (it was closed) and was confused on how to order because it was my first time. I didn't like being barked at ""speak up, I can't hear you"" when my order was being taken. When after spending $30 on two pounds of meat, sodas, onions, pickles, 7 slices of bread, and two jalapenos I decided to try the deserts. When I started paying for the deserts, a slice each of sweet potato pie and pecan pie a man barked at the cashier ""look at the hand...look at the hand"" meaning that I was going to pay with my credit card. I had to purchase more than $5 in order to be permitted to pay with my card. So I bought an extra slice of sweet potato pie (which they order from somewhere but do not make in house, pies were average).\r
I also wound up buying a bottled soda when I could have bought a fountain soda for cents more and had all I could drink. Nobody told me this; in fact, even when I said that this was my first time, no extra care or attention was paid and I felt even that this aroused hostility because the man said ""so this is for take out?""\r
The meat was good. The brisket was lean, and held together ever so slightly and was delicious by itself or between a folded slice of bread with pickles and onions and their bar b que sauce (which isn't thick, but something like Bill Miller's). I don't eat sausage but I took my trusty dinner companion who says it's the best bar b que meal he's ever had.\r
I didn't try any of the sides and I'm not sure that I would want to, it's hard to order when you feel a wall of (not quite hostility, but a peculiar feeling of impatience even when there is no waiting line). Will I go back? Maybe, but I'm not going to go out of my way. There are plenty of other places where you can get good bar b que, at the same price or better and not be met with discomfiting even humiliating treatment.
Pros: Good, Well Done Meat
Cons: Other Places As Good with No Issues